Coming from the west, the EuroVelo 13 route enters South Moravia at the border crossing near the village of Vratěnín from the direction of the medieval town of Drosendorf. There is a nice place to sit and relax just after the border, at the pond in Vratěnín. On the way to Uherčice you will notice bunkers in the fields, which were built here in 1936–1938 as part of the Czechoslovakian fortifications before World War II. After Uherčice you will descend through the forest to the Thaya River valley and then go up to the picturesque village of Stálky. You will then pass between the fields along a slightly undulating landscape and up to the Austrian village of Felling. There are picturesque ponds near the village of Šafov and after crossing the border to Austria, the quarry lake Bergwerkssee offers a great opportunity for swimming. After Felling, the gates of the Thayatal National Park will be revealed and you begin a sharp descent to the bottom of the Thaya Valley and the town of Hardegg with its stunning castle.